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Avalanche 5, Blue Jackets 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 5, Blue Jackets 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Colorado Avalanche 5

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Yip had two goals, including the go-ahead score, Ryan O'Reilly added a pair of short-handed goals, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night.

T.J. Galiardi had four assists, and Craig Anderson made 20 saves for Colorado, which completed a sweep of the four-game season series with the Blue Jackets.

O'Reilly's two goals both came with Avalanche center Paul Stastny in the penalty box, serving a double minor for high-sticking. O'Reilly became the first player in Colorado Avalanche history to score two short-handed tallies in one game.

O'Reilly's first goal extended Colorado's lead to 4-1 at 7:14 of the third. T.J. Galiardi started a rush and then fed O'Reilly, who beat goalie Mathieu Garon. With Columbus still on the power play, the two teamed up on another rush that O'Reilly converted with 9:31 remaining.

Yip made it 2-1 when he scored his first at 4:33 of the second. Yip scored his second off a pass from Galiardi, knocking the puck in from the side to put Colorado up 3-1.

With Colorado on the power play, Columbus took advantage of a turnover to mount a 3-on-1 breakaway that Antoine Vermette finished with a short-handed goal 5:43 in. Nash, rushing down the left side, sent a cross-ice pass to Vermette, who converted from the lower left circle with a slap shot for his 18th of the season.

Colorado's Kyle Quincey tied it 1-1 at 18:31 of the first.

NOTES: Columbus LW Kristian Huselius, who missed Saturday's game at St. Louis because of the flu, returned to play in his 600th NHL game. ... Yip also scored two goals against Detroit on Dec. 31. O'Reilly had two goals against Chicago on Nov. 6.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:43
CBJ
SHG - Antoine Vermette (18) ASST: Rick Nash (28), Mathieu Roy (10)
1 - 0 CBJ
18:31
COL
Kyle Quincey (5) ASST: Paul Stastny (38)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:33
COL
Brandon Yip (7) ASST: Kyle Cumiskey (5), TJ Galiardi (13)
2 - 1 COL
3rd Period
00:41
COL
Brandon Yip (8) ASST: TJ Galiardi (14), Matt Duchene (20)
3 - 1 COL
07:14
COL
SHG - Ryan O'Reilly (6) ASST: TJ Galiardi (15)
4 - 1 COL
10:29
COL
SHG - Ryan O'Reilly (7) ASST: TJ Galiardi (16)
5 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
00:35
COL
Chris Stewart  Hooking against  Marc Methot
01:20
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Raffi Torres
01:20
CBJ
Raffi Torres  Roughing against  Adam Foote
04:49
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Hi-sticking against  Justin Mercier
2nd Period
05:50
COL
Darcy Tucker  Charging against  Jan Hejda
3rd Period
07:05
COL
Paul Stastny  Hi stick - double minor against  Raffi Torres
18:01
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Raffi Torres
18:01
CBJ
Raffi Torres  Roughing against  Adam Foote
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
9-9-3
SA: 26TOI: 59:38
Saves: 21EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .808SH: 0 - 2
Craig Anderson
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 11 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .952SH: 0 - 1
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